abstract
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abstract(
ahb
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strahkt
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ahb
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strahkt
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not concrete)
a. abstracto
Love and faith are abstract; they can't be seen or touched.El amor y la fe son abstractos; no se pueden ver ni tocar.
2. (theoretical)
a. abstracto
Everything we learn in this class is abstract. I wish we had a chance to put it in practice.Todo lo que aprendemos en esta clase es abstracto. Me gustaría que pudiéramos llevarlo a la práctica.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (summary)
a. el resumen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I finally sent the abstract to the journal.Por fin envié el resumen a la revista.
4. (painting)
a. el cuadro abstracto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her abstracts shocked the art world.Sus cuadros abstractos escandalizaron al mundo del arte.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to separate)
a. abstraer
They were able to abstract the most important ideas from the text.Fueron capaces de abstraer las ideas más importantes del texto.
6. (to summarize)
a. resumir
The editor abstracted the author's work before publishing it.El editor resumió el trabajo del autor antes de publicarlo.
7. (to remove)
a. extraer
They need permission to abstract water from the river.Necesitan permiso para extraer agua del río.
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abstract
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
in the abstracten abstracto
2. (of article)
a. el resumen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (general)
a. abstracto(a)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (formal)
a. extraer (remove)
5. (steal)
a. sustraer
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abstract
adjective
[ˈæbstrækt] abstracto
noun
[ˈæbstrækt]
1 (summary) resumen (m); sumario (m)
2 (Art) pintura (f) abstracta
3
in the abstract en abstracto
transitive verb
[æbˈstrækt]
1 (remove) quitar; (Chem) extraer
2 (steal) sustraer; robar
3 (summarize) [+book, article] resumir
4
to abstract o.s. abstraerse;from de; ensimismarse
modifier
[ˈæbstrækt]
abstract art (n) arte (m) abstracto
abstract expressionism (n) expresionismo (m) abstracto
abstract noun (n) nombre (m) abstracto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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